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Kathy Manis Findley

Kathy Manis FindleyKathy Manis Findley, the Executive Director of Safe Places in Little Rock, has served in the field of victim assistance for over 20 years and has extensive experience in working with victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse. Following her Master's degree, she did a three year residency in pastoral care and counseling as well as post graduate work in victimology at Washburn University. She is a 2002 graduate of the U.S. Department of Justice National Victim Assistance Academy, and she received advanced practice certification in victim assistance from the Joint Center on Violence and Victim Studies. She received certification as a trauma specialist from the Association of Traumatic Stress Specialists and in 2006 was trained as a child forensic interviewer by the American Prosecutors Research Institute's National Child Protection Training Center.

She serves on the faculty of the National College of District Attorney's Conference on Domestic Violence, is a national speaker and trainer, and is the author of three books and numerous published articles. She has received numerous awards including the Women's Peace Power Foundation's 2006 Woman of Peace Award, the Black Community Developer's 2006 Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Service Award, and the Arkansas Attorney General's 2002 Larry Dunklin Award for Excellence and Dedication in Serving Victims of Crime.

Her work in the community includes serving as vice chair of the Little Rock Commission on Children, Youth and Families, past chair of the Little Rock Commission on Domestic Violence, and serving on the following organizations: Sixth Judicial District Sexual Abuse Management Team, Pulaski County Multidisciplinary Child Abuse Team, Arkansas Women's Health Workgroup, and the Domestic Violence Committee of the Arkansas Commission on Child Abuse, Rape and Domestic Violence.

E-Mail: kfindley@SafePlacesLR.org
Phone: 559-278-6046
 
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